Deaf for a day

I just read this journalists story about being deaf for one day. For everybody that have “normal” hearing, this could very well be en eye-opener!

The challenge for “normal” hearing people is to comprehend the situation for deaf and/or hard of hearing. If the sound is missing, that is easy to comprehend. But what if the sound is partially gone, or if it disappears slower than you can notice? And try to comprehend the sound being gone permanently! What would that do to you?Alone in a Crowd

What would it do to your social life, your ability to do you present job or your ability to communicate with your loved ones?

I hope “normal” hearing people take this opportunity to stop in the tracks a little while, and just contemplate on this subject.

And then you can give me you comments 😉

Here’s the link:

I volunteered to find out what it was like to be deaf for a day

 

Another story: Deaf for a day – part II

Advanced Bionics test program – AGC (Automatic Gain Control)

My fellow CI-blogger Jeff “Metalhead” just published very interesting information about one of Advanced Bionics programs.

It’s called AGC (Automatic Gain Control) and Jeff discusses pros and cons and explains really well what it’s about and so on.

Read his post here

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Promising results for tinnitus treatment

With the use of magnets, in so called “repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation” (rTMS), a trial run has showed promising results in the treatment of tinnitus.

Read more about it here:

http://www.thedeafblog.co.uk/2009/02/magnets_stop_the_nightmare_of.html